Communication Plan for Medications

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Discussion: Mr. Smith brings his 4-year-old to your office with chief complaints of right ear pain, sneezing, mild cough, and low-grade fever of 100 degrees for the last 72 hours. Today, the child is alert, cooperative, and well hydrated. You note a mildly erythemic throat with no exudate, both ears mild pink tympanic membrane with good movement, lungs clear. You diagnose an acute upper respiratory infection, probably viral in nature. Mr. Smith is states that the family is planning a trip out of town starting tomorrow and would like an antibiotic just in case.

Create a communication plan for Mr. Smith and/or families for both prescriptive and non-prescriptive drug therapies. Describe what you would tell Mr. Smith and the child. Provide resources that Mr. Smith could access which would provide information concerning your decision.

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  • be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful;
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Assignment/Project Rubric Unit 6 assignment grading rubric. Instructors: Enter total available points in cell H2, and values between 0 and 4 in the yellow cells in the Score column. Total available points = Content Rubric Content Quality Resources Introductory Emergent Practiced Proficient/Mastered 0 - 1.9 2 - 2.9 3 - 3.9 4 Submission does not address most of the assignment requirements and/or indicates no understanding of critical concepts. Includes some of the assignment requirements. Opinions and ideas may indicate misconceptions or little understanding of some critical concepts. Includes all assignment requirements with minor errors/omissions, supports opinions and ideas creatively, clearly, and correctly. Displays understanding of most critical concepts. Does not include any resources (0) or sources utilized are not relevant and credible sources of information(1). Not all sources utilized are relevant and/or credible and/or does not meet the required number of sources. Supports many opinions and ideas with relevant and credible sources of information; meets the required number and types of resources. Score Weight Final Score Includes all assignment requirements, supports opinions and ideas creatively, clearly, and correctly with details and examples where appropriate. Displays complete understanding of critical concepts. 90% 0.00 Supports opinions and ideas with relevant and credible sources of information; meets or exceeds the required number and types of resources. 10% 0.00 Content Score Writing Deduction Rubric Grammar & Punctuation Spelling Introductory Emergent Practiced Proficient/Mastered 0-1 2 3 4 Several confusing sentences or 1 to 2 confusing paragraphs make understanding parts of the paper difficult, but the overall paper meaning is clear. Many subject verb agreement errors, run-on sentences, etc. cause confusion. A few confusing sentences make it difficult to understand a small portion of the paper. 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Communication Plan for Medications
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Acute upper respiratory infection (URI) affects both children and adults and is a chief
origin of minor illness. It has a costly to the society, being blamable for lack of going to school
for children and work for adults and needless medical care, and is frequently linked to severe
sequelae. Any person who has ever suffered from a cold is familiar with the acute respiratory
infections. An acute upper respiratory infection (URI) is a transmissible contamination of a
person’s upper respiratory area (Bosch et al., 2013). The upper respiratory are is made up of the
larynx, nose, bronchi, pharynx and throat.
Several families of virus usually cause acute URTIs; they include parainfluenza,
respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), rhinovirus, influenza, adenovirus, human metapneumovirus,
coronavirus, enterovirus and the recently revealed bocavirus (Seaton, 2008). Undoubtedly, the
common cold is the most renowned among all other acute upper respiratory infection (URI).
Other types of acute upper respiratory infection are tracheobronchitis, pharyngitis, sinusitis and
epiglottitis. Influenza, contrariwise, does not fall into this category of the upper respiratory
infections because it is an illness of the system.
Causes of the Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
URIs take in a direct attack of the mucosa inside layer in the upper airway. Entry and
infection of viruses or the bacteria take place when an individual’s hand comes touches the
pathogens and then the individual touches the mouth or the nose or it may also happen when an
individual openly breathes in respiratory droplets from an ill individual who is sneezing or
coughing (Bosch et al., 2013).



After the bacteria or virus has entered the body, they meet several obstacles, comprising
of cellular immune defenses, mechanical, physical as well as humoral defenses. The mechanical
and physical obstructions consist of the following:

The nos...

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